Mongey Communications Novice Handicap Hurdle 2m
- (4yo+, 2m, 14 runners)
- Winner €7,590 2nd €1,760 3rd €770 4th €440
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 8.90s
- Off time: 12:57:48
|1st||3 Flying Light||10/1|
Grange (IRE) 41
|5||164 11-10||E P Harty||A P McCoy||116||10/3|
Spot Fine 34
|6||163 11-9||M F Morris||B J Geraghty||115||8/1|
Flying Light (IRE) 61
|6||159 11-5 b||J Queally||Andrew J McNamara||111||10/1|
Treat Yourself (IRE) 15
|5||158 11-4||A L T Moore||G Malone (7)||110||4/1|
Doc Hollywood (IRE) 37
|7||156 11-2||Mrs G Callaghan||K M Donoghue (3)||108||3/1f|
Kilmainham (IRE) 28
|4||152 10-12||F Flood||M P Walsh||107||14/1|
Anoosou (FR) 48
|8||150 10-10 t1||Miss E Doyle||B R Dalton (5)||102||14/1|
|6||147 10-7||E O'Connell||P Carberry||99||25/1|
Julie Prince (IRE) 84
|6||147 10-7||D T Hughes||B J Cooper||99||22/1|
Clear Hills (IRE) 41
|5||145 10-5||M Hourigan||D J Condon||97||18/1|
If Per Chance (IRE) 7
|7||140 10-0 t||J J Hanlon||D E Mullins||92||16/1|
Surf's Up (IRE) 13
|4||138 9-12 t||J P Fogarty||J R Barry||93||33/1|
Regusci (IRE) 20
|4||137 9-11||A J Martin||D J Casey||92||22/1|
Zara (IRE) 50
|6||136 9-10 t||T Mullins||A P Thornton||84||14/1|
||7||912||Thomas J Farrell||M P Butler||90||NR|
Star Of Aragon (IRE)
||5||11-7||J Nash||C A Landers||12/1|
If Per Chance hasn't had much experience over hurdles but has been going well on the Flat and can go well from his lowly spot in the handicap. Flying Light was a bit disappointing at Galway after easily landing a maiden there earlier but several of these arrive in top form including Grange, who is improving fast and was a very convincing winner at Punchestown last month. He's been handed an 11lb rise but should still get involved and can hold hat-trick seeking Doc Hollywood, who has been raised a massive 13lb for a narrow success at Fairyhouse. TREAT YOURSELF may have been slightly fortunate to score at Gowran last time as his nearest rival stumbled after the last. However, he may have hit the front too soon that day and a 7lb rise is completely negated by Gareth Malone's claim so he's handed the vote.
Carpet Elegance (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Mid-division, 7th halfway, lost touch after 3 out, no extra next, 7th of 14, 42l behind Pride Ofthe Parish (11-12) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy.
Flying Light (IRE) 3-1fav (10-11) Held up towards rear, ridden in 8th approaching 2 out, 5th last, kept on same pace run-in, 4th of 9, 7l behind Lastoftheleaders (11-3) at Galway 2m hcp hdl in Oct.
Grange (IRE) 7-4fav (11-8) Held up in mid-division, 7th halfway, headway in 6th 3 out, 3rd next, soon disputed, led entering straight, ridden before last, kept on well, comfortably, won at Punchestown 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 hvy in Nov beating Hop In (10-11) by 5l, 9 ran.
Regusci (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, 5th 4 out, weakened from next, 11th of 14, 39l behind Un Atout (11-7) at Navan 2m 4yo mdn hdl hvy.
Treat Yourself (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders and took keen hold, 5th halfway, good headway early straight and led after 2 out, strongly pressed last and slight advantage when rival stumbled early run-in, driven out and kept on well, won at Gowran Park 2m nov hcp hdl 80-116 sft beating Call Rog (11-4) by 2l, 10 ran.
Julie Prince (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Towards rear, some late progress, 10th of 20, 24l behind Sea Stallion (11-8) at Gowran Park 2m 4f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Oct.
Anoosou (FR) 13-2 (10-2) Mid-division on inner, 5th entering straight and 4th 2 out, ridden and no impression approaching last, no extra run-in, 5th of 9, 12l behind Worldor (11-1) at Naas 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23 in Nov.
Doc Hollywood (IRE) 9-4fav (11-9) Waited with until good headway to be close up 4 out, on terms travelling well before straight, in front 2 out, not fluent last, ridden out run-in, won at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov beating Blazing Sonnet (11-3) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Zara (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Waited with, went 6th before straight, no impression in 5th and kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 18, 10l behind Doc Hollywood (11-4) at Thurles 2m hcp hdl 80-95 in Nov.
Clear Hills (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden in 7th and no impression 2 out, soon no extra, 8th of 14, well behind Arabella Boy (11-4) at Punchestown 3m crs cntry chs (5yo+) hvy in Nov.
Spot Fine 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden and dropped to 6th approaching 3 out, no impression when mistake 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 29l behind Aupcharlie (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f beg chs hvy in Nov.
Beatsupreme 40-1 (11-1) Always behind, completely tailed off, last of 6, well behind Whatever Jacksays (11-8) at Tipperary 2m nov hdl Grd 3 (1) hvy in Oct.
Kilmainham (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Disputed lead, led halfway, headed before 2 out, soon no extra, 8th of 18, 20l behind Ally Cascade (11-7) at Thurles 2m 4yo mdn hdl in Nov.
Surf's Up (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Mid-division, progress 3 out, ridden in 4th 2 out, no extra, 5th of 10, 22l behind Speed Dial (10-7) at Fairyhouse 2m hcp hdl 80-109 sft.
If Per Chance (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, mistake 5th, not great next, soon no impression, 18th of 20, well behind Muzak (11-4) at Galway 2m 2f am hcp hdl 88-109 sft in Aug.